Inadmissibility to Canada Based on Criminal Grounds: Rehabilitation Options

By: Artin Nasirpour Having trouble crossing the border into Canada?  If you have been convicted of an offense in Canada, an offense outside of Canada that is considered a crime in Canada, or committed an act outside of Canada that is considered a crime under the laws of the country where it occurred and would […]

Domestic Violence: False Accusations

False accusations of domestic violence are not uncommon. In many cases, accusations are brought forward during a divorce by a spouse to gain leverage for spousal support or child custody. These are serious accusations and can lead to criminal charges. This exact scenario happened to one of our clients recently. Our client had been physically, emotionally and verbally […]

How to Read Drug Charges

It is never good to have drug charges filed against you. However, not all controlled substance convictions are created equal. What charges have been filed, and your own criminal history, can affect any sentence you may receive, and what plea bargain options may apply. Find out how to read drug charges so you know what […]

It’s Final: SORA Is Unconstitutional and the U.S. Supreme Court Declines Hearing

After over two years in the federal court system, a case on behalf of several sex offenders is finally over. When the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Doe v Snyder in October 2017, it made earlier decisions by the lower courts final and rendered the existing Michigan Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA) unconstitutional. Why Were Civil […]

Caught Shoplifting Again? The Penalty Could Be Higher

American media likes to portray shoplifting – called retail fraud in Michigan – as a minor offense that every teenager commits at some point. However, retail fraud convictions come with serious consequences. If you are caught shoplifting more than once, the penalties could be even higher. Michigan Retail Fraud Law Michigan laws against retail fraud […]

Sexual Harassment Claims Are Biased By Beauty Standards, Report Finds

While everyone has an idea of what features and characteristics they find attractive or feminine, these thoughts become detrimental when applied, consciously or not, to believing accusers and defendants in court cases. A new report from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that the extent to which women are prototypical, or conventionally attractive and feminine, […]

5 Drunk Driving Consequences You May Not Have Considered

If you live in a college town or know a wide variety of people, it may feel like “everyone” gets caught drunk driving eventually. In that climate, a conviction for Operating While Intoxicated may not seem like a serious issue. However, there are several drunk driving consequences that you may not have considered that can significantly […]

Where Will My Drug Charges Go To Court?

There are district and circuit courthouses all across Metro Detroit. When you receive a summons to appear in court on drug charges, it can sometimes be hard to know where you will need to appear. Find out how to know where your drug charges will go to court. District Court, Circuit Court, Or Trial Court? […]

5 Things That Make Sex Offenses Different From Other Crimes

Being charged with sex offenses can be life-changing. They can occur when a misplaced relationship goes bad, or from severe misconduct. The facts behind criminal sexual conduct are often vulgar, and private. In many ways, these crimes are different from drug offenses or other common felonies. When you are facing a sex offense, you want […]